New York City Parks

Falling Tree Kills New Yorker, Many Point to Budget Cuts

by Connor Ryan
Tree.

Lanterna, Flickr

As night began crawling across Sunday's clear sky, Yingyi Li, a 30-year-old Queens resident, was taking in the cool summer air on a bench in Kissena Park in Queens.
 
Then, suddenly -- out of nowhere -- a crack. A 70-year-old, 50-foot-tall oak tree came crashing down on top of her. Li was pronounced dead soon after the impact at a nearby hospital.

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